Buzzword Bingo: Heritage = Something inherited from the past.

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Heritage = Something inherited from the past.

Heritage is a process as much as it is a thing.









Intangible Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage Treaties

(Source: New York Times - "What Does Unesco Recognition Mean, Exactly?")
  • World Heritage Convention (1972): Ratified by 188 nations. To date, there are 725 cultural, 183 natural and 28 properties combining the two, in 153 countries.
  • Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003): Ratified by 139 countries (not the United States). There are 267 traditions enshrined so far, with 27 described as "in need of urgent safeguarding." The list of intangible cultural heritage includes oral traditions and performances, social rituals and crafts - from Cambodia’s Royal Ballet to Indonesian puppet theater, to the French gastronomic meal.

National Heritage Week (Ireland) is August 20-28

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Burrup's rock art: the protracted World Heritage listing - For decades people who have been aware of the vast and precious outdoor art collection known as the Burrup rock art, on the Dampier Archipelago in Western Australia, have been calling for World Heritage listing. Six years ago the area became Australian National Heritage-listed. Last year the Australian Heritage Council recommended World Heritage listing. So what's holding it up? While mounting pressures from industry and visitors potentially threaten the engravings, the Federal Government has issued some new challenges it wants met, before it will approve the listing.


World Heritage Site - Google News

Artwork / Cue Yourself

Buzzword Bingo: Intangible Cultural Heritage is constantly recreated by communities in response to their environment

Ciudades Mexicanas del Patrimonio Mundial 03.2013 @ANCMPM @CWHCO2013

April 18 is World Heritage Day #worldheritageday @ICOMOS

Buzzword Bingo: World Heritage

I know where I'm going


World Heritage App

Embedded Tweets

As repository of memory preserved through its authenticity, integrity and ‘sense of place,' heritage is crucial to development.


Thursday, March 3
Register today for "It Ain't Just About Tourism Folks; Preservation Makes Money Too"—the next webinar from Preservation Leadership Forum, streaming live on Thursday, March 3, 3:00–4:00 p.m. EDT.
Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) has tweaked the model of measuring preservation's economic impacts, and its new report, "Beyond Tourism," illustrates how to capture and present data that affirm the value of preservation. Thanks to a Moe Grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and consulting services from PlaceEconomics, HSF set about making the point that heritage tourism dollars—while welcome—often skew or water down the more fundamental value of preservation as a driver in the local economy. Daniel Carey, president and CEO of HSF, and Don Rypkema, principal of PlaceEconomics, will discuss the premise, methodology and results of the project.
Want to read more about heritage tourism and the "Beyond Tourism" report? Check out these materials from the Preservation Leadership Forum Blog:
Then, register for the webinar today!

Upcoming Webinar: An Advocate’s Guide to NEPA and NHPA - During this webinar, National Trust legal staff will highlight the major federal preservation laws and cover how preservationists can use these laws to advocate for the protection of historic resources. This is your chance to brush up on the basics and expand into a higher level of understanding of how we can use these tools. “An Advocate’s Guide to NEPA and NHPA will take place on Tues., Oct. 27 at 2:00 p.m. eastern. Register now!